The 2017 New Zealand eHealth hot top 20

New Zealand readers were most interested in the goings-on with the national electronic health record this year, and we suspect next year as well, when the new government will make a decision on whether to proceed with it or not. With director-general of health Chai Chuah standing down and a new minister in the hot seat, things look likely to get a shake-up in 2018.

In 2017, the national EHR, the adventures of Orion Health and the South Island HCS/HealthOne roll-out were all must reads, as were stories on patient portals and the purchase of HealthLink by the Clanwilliam Group. It was a story on the Ernst & Young report into Health Care Homes that took out top spot this year, although the melodrama that engulfed Waikato DHB was a late contender.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: 2017 eHealth year in review


# Chris Dever 2017-12-18 09:04
The most significant event was number 6 on this list. HealthOne rollout across the South Island forms an her for all citizens of the South Island. If someone from Nelson in Invercargill and gets injured or sick - the healthcare provider they see will have access to both Primary and Secondary data including Labs/Rads/Pharm s.

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